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Govt to unveil Film Policy 2017 soon: Maryam Aurangzeb

Maryam-Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb said that the federal government would unveil Film Policy 2017 soon.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, the junior minister said that the new policy would help revive the film industry and benefit the artists community.

“It will not be like a switch on or switch off that will fix all issues instantly. It will have its implementation time as well. I am trying to keep this policy very straight forward or two to three pages of policy or some bullet points which can make a difference at all level,” she said.

“It will not be some research document that will just have words and words as it should have actions.”

“This policy might not in its first stage address to all. I am just looking at short-term multiplier impact including provision of equipment and tax relief,” she said.

The minister said that its about time that country needs a counter narrative through screens and creativity and that is the government’s objective.

To a question, she said that “Humayun Saeed is my favourite Pakistani artist and that the last film I watched was “Jawani Phir Nahi Aani.”

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